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Summer Salt, Avalon, NJ

Summer Salt

4.8
4.8
295 Reviews
$50 and over
Farm-to-table

A farm-to-table restaurant. Join us for "Taste of Summer" / a multi-course prix fixe dinner highlighting the freshest ingredients from Cape May County land and sea. Our ingredients are sourced daily from farms and fishers; and our guests are welcomed warmly like friends and family.

2800 Boardwalk, Avalon NJ 08202 / 29th St and the Boardwalk in Avalon

Not bookable

Online reservations at Summer Salt can only be made directly on their website.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Contemporary American, Fish

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 796-2096

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Connor Dore, Bayleaf Farm & Hospitality

  • Catering

    We offering catering; contact summersalt.avalon@gmail.com

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for private events; contact summersalt.avalon@gmail.com

  • Neighborhood

    New Jersey

  • Cross street

    29th St and the Boardwalk in Avalon

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • Taste of Summer

    $85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Summer Salt is excited to offer a prix fixe tasting menu highlighting the daily catch & harvest. Join us in our coastal inspired dining rooms as we showcase the quality & diversity of Cape May County ingredients. The menu features four courses centered around local plants & seafood; with a choice of land or sea for entree. Enjoy individual plates, family-style dishes to pass and share, & service that is refined but relaxed. BYOB. All allergies & dietary needs can be accommodated with advanced notice.
  • Summer Salt Soft Opening

    May 27 - May 29, 2022
    An invite-only Soft Opening before Summer Salt officially welcomes the public. Come test out this season’s menu items, help our new staff learn the ropes and check out our newly renovated space! The evening is our-treat; if you’d like to contribute, all proceeds will go to our network of Cape May County farmers. Please notify us of any allergies or special dietary needs.

Menu

Main

  • Homemade Bread Basket

    parmesan grisini, semolina torpedo, fresh butter

    • Garden Charcuterie Board

      new carrots, hakurei turnips, marinated golden beets, pickled rainbow chard, sweet pepper vinaigrette, pistachio & carrot top pesto

      • Oysters

        sweet amalia oysters & preserved lemon mignonette

        • Shrimp a La Plancha

          grilled shrimp, crispy garlic, lemon, parsley, sweet chilis

          • Asparagus Salad

            asparagus two-ways, sugar snap peas & shoots, parmesan, lemon, olive oil, sea salt

            • Chesapeake Crab Salad

              bibb lettuce, chesapeake crab, garlic aoli, radish, sunchoke, lemon, chive

              • Cape May Scallops

                seared day-boat scallops, creamy risotto, braised greens, crispy pork guanciale

                • Bayleaf Farm Chicken

                  seared chicken breast, slow roasted thigh, smashed potatoes, sage & parsley pesto, rustic croutons

                  Last updated: February 1, 2022

                  What 295 people are saying

                  Overall ratings and reviews

                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                  4.8
                  4.8 based on all time ratings
                  • 4.8Food
                  • 4.8Service
                  • 4.7Ambience
                  • 4.5Value

                  NoiseModerate

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                  1. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Philadelphia

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on September 5, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Just perfection!

                  2. J

                    Jamie

                    Philadelphia

                    10 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    10 reviews

                    Dined on September 3, 2021

                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                    The food was wonderful! Great for a special occasion. Loved how everything was locally sourced.

                  3. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Atlantic City

                    2 reviews

                    5.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on September 2, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                    Excellent food!!!!! Love how they change the menu up. A different kind of dining opportunity.

                  4. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Philadelphia

                    2 reviews

                    5.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on September 2, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    We have enjoyed this gem of the summer 2021 3 times the past 6 weeks and will miss it very much until next summer. Can’t say enough great things about the entire experience. From the tine we checked in our reservation to leaving for the evening, absolutely welcoming, professional, amazing quality and service. Can’t wait to see what they plan for next year.

                  5. C

                    Chathamtri

                    New York Area

                    47 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    47 reviews

                    Dined on September 2, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Great menu, and great food. We will be back.

                  6. PW

                    PatWR

                    Philadelphia

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on September 1, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    We were pleased to finally get a reservation to Summer Salt. It was worth the wait. We met Heather (owner) who talked to us about her farm and where they get all of their fish, meat, vegetables, etc. For a small space, it was surprisingly quiet and comfortable with a beautiful view of the dunes and ocean. All of the staff were great and attentive. The food was beautifully prepared and every course was delicious. We loved the tasting menu and there was more than enough to eat. I can't wait to go back. Summer Salt is a welcome addition to the Avalon dining scene.

                  7. L

                    Luvthebeach

                    Philadelphia

                    14 reviews

                    vip
                    4.0

                    14 reviews

                    Dined on August 29, 2021

                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                    This pop- up restaurant was delightful! Great addition to dinner options in Avalon.

                  8. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Philadelphia

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on August 29, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Best dinner I’ve had at the shore in a very long time. Service was great, setting is lovely and food was delish!

                  9. AL

                    AlysonL

                    Philadelphia

                    7 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    7 reviews

                    Dined on August 29, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Excellent, friendly, unassuming service in a laid back atmosphere with phenomenal food!!

                  10. DD

                    DianeD

                    Philadelphia

                    4 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    4 reviews

                    Dined on August 29, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Another wonderful dinner! It gets better every time

                  11. GJ

                    GaynorJ

                    Philadelphia

                    3 reviews

                    5.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on August 28, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Wonderful hospitality and the food was fabulous.

                  12. A

                    Atraveler

                    Philadelphia

                    20 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    20 reviews

                    Dined on August 28, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    This restaurant has top notch food and service. It is a price fixed menu with multiple courses. Our dinner last night had a selection of mushroom, Chicken and Scallops as the main course. Our group had the chicken and scallops and both were delicious. The appetizers courses were delicious. I cannot say enough about this fabulous restaurant with a great dune view this year.

                  13. TS

                    TheShoreGirl

                    Philadelphia

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on August 28, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Amazing Farm to Table experience. Fresh, innovative and creative. The combinations of ingredients brought fresh from their "Bayleaf Farm" each day is a must have dining experience. Cheers to Chef Connor and the beautiful Heather, a couple that has certainly knocked it out of the park. - Lauren

                  14. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Washington DC

                    16 reviews

                    5.0

                    16 reviews

                    Dined on August 28, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    It was a lovely dining “experience”. Everyone was very attentive. The food was well presented, refreshing!, delicious! We even ate a few things we wouldn’t have chosen but everything had such wonderful flavoring we liked it!

                  15. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Philadelphia

                    19 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    19 reviews

                    Dined on August 28, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                    Wow! What a fantastic experience. The food was amazing. Particularly the scallops and the dessert - so seasonal and fresh. I can’t wait to go back!!!

                  16. SD

                    SheriD

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on August 28, 2021

                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                    Finally got reservations and am so bummed we won't be able to get back in before the end of their season. Laid back vibe - everything sourced from Cape May County and what ever the fish catch is that day is what they serve. The owners are lovely and put their heart into everything. Will go back for sure!

                  17. L

                    Lary

                    Washington DC

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on August 28, 2021

                    overall4food3service4ambience3

                    the family who run the restaurant are efficient, charming, and hard working. the service is exceptional. I’m so sorry to say that the food isn’t and thus the hard to support the fixed price.

                  18. CG

                    ChristineG

                    New York Area

                    9 reviews

                    vip
                    4.0

                    9 reviews

                    Dined on August 27, 2021

                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                    It was a very lovely place, sit outside if you can, the view is breathtaking. Food was delicious but just needed more of it. Left a little hungry.

                  19. MV

                    MichaelV

                    Philadelphia

                    4 reviews

                    5.0

                    4 reviews

                    Dined on August 27, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Great service, food and setting. The owner actually drove to the liquor store to buy wine for us. Because we didn’t know it was BYOB…. Who does that??? Great attention to make sure we enjoyed the night.

                  20. B

                    Babs

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on August 27, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Loved it. The people, the food, the ambiance at the outdoor tables. Would go again for a special occasion.

                  21. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Philadelphia

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on August 26, 2021

                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                    The food was delicious but a bit overpriced for what we got.

                  22. m

                    meganm

                    Philadelphia

                    1 review

                    vip
                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on August 26, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Absolutely incredible experience! The views are gorgeous and the menu is perfectly curated. Each dish was fresh, inventive, and delicious.

                  23. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Atlantic City

                    7 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    7 reviews

                    Dined on August 26, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Every morsel of food that crosses my lips was delectable! The owner (wish I could remember her name) was our server and she was a delight. You can see the love and passion she has for this fabulous place. The views of the red August moon were spectacular! Can’t wait to return

                  24. B

                    Bill

                    Philadelphia

                    69 reviews

                    vip
                    4.0

                    69 reviews

                    Dined on August 25, 2021

                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                    Very unique and potentially outstanding venue. It was disappointing that we had prior to our visit informed the restaurant of a gluten free restriction for one person. The result was a pretty poor effort to accommodate that person, especially when I had received an enthusiastic response to my request. Entrees(scallops) were outstanding, and the gluten dessert(cake) was as well. A great concept. Hope it continues to evolve.

                  25. LL

                    LoganL

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on August 25, 2021

                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                    This place offers a one of a kind dining experience you wont forget! Food has tons of flavor. Portions arent huge so if youre starving I would have a snack or reschedule your reservation. Ambiance and food is amazing though!

                  26. AM

                    AndreaM

                    Philadelphia

                    2 reviews

                    4.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on August 25, 2021

                    overall4food4service5ambience3

                    We enjoyed this dinner/restaurant! Farm to table local food with fun tasting side plates. Everything was so fresh. Love the back deck. Service was excellent. Front of restaurant is the only complaint...just needs some TLC and maybe if the pop up becomes permanent they will add the finishing touches.

                  27. A

                    Aval80

                    Philadelphia

                    20 reviews

                    5.0

                    20 reviews

                    Dined on August 25, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                    Wonderful meal, gracious hosts. Can’t wait to come back next summer!

                  28. MN

                    MichaelN

                    Philadelphia

                    4 reviews

                    5.0

                    4 reviews

                    Dined on August 25, 2021

                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                    Wonderful experience. Most of the dishes were outrageously interesting and tasty. The mushroom dish was the least favorite but we loved it all.

                  29. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    New York Area

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on August 25, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Lovely-service was wonderful-setting is beautiful. Food was delicious-very different-great experience. Only suggestion is to get more comfortable chairs or get cushions. Byob is great.

                  30. RT

                    RyanT

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on August 22, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    OUTSTANDING! Best restaurant meal we’ve had to date. We were lucky to grab a table after the weather cleared as it was booked for the month. Definitely going back! More than 5 stars.

                  31. MC

                    MariaC

                    New York Area

                    5 reviews

                    5.0

                    5 reviews

                    Dined on August 22, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Very delicious food and the view is spectacular

                  32. BS

                    BrendaS

                    Washington DC

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on August 22, 2021

                    overall4food4service3ambience4

                    Awesome. Server could had been a bit more attentive.

                  33. DT

                    DavidT

                    Atlantic City

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on August 22, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                    Our meal was wonderful and the setting next to the beach very nice. However, our table was up against the building and the back door to the adjacent arcade full of kids and load game machines. Very annoying. We suggest no one sit next to this door.

                  34. ML

                    MargiL

                    Philadelphia

                    4 reviews

                    5.0

                    4 reviews

                    Dined on August 22, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Excellent service, delicious food, lovely setting. We went for our anniversary. Dress for warm weather as there is no air conditioning. We would highly recommend Summer Salt!

                  35. AM

                    AlliM

                    New York Area

                    1 review

                    vip
                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on August 22, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    The food is absolutely phenomenal - everything is fresh and delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.

                  36. SE

                    StanE

                    Philadelphia

                    6 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    6 reviews

                    Dined on August 22, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    We had a wonderful time. The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and efficient. Eating great food with a view of the dunes and the ocean was special.

                  37. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    New York Area

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on August 21, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    My boyfriend and I dined at Summer Salt and did the fixed price tasting menu. The food was absolutely incredible - so fresh, organic, and locally sourced. Our waitress was extremely nice and helpful and went out of her way to accommodate us. Our table had a spectacular view of the dunes, and the entire restaurant had such a welcoming and warm ambiance. Some of the best food we’ve ever had! We will DEFINITELY be coming back.

                  38. K

                    Kathy

                    Atlantic City

                    2 reviews

                    5.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on August 21, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                    Food was delicious, service was excellent and looking out at the dunes and the ocean was breathtaking.

                  39. JJ

                    JenniferJ

                    Atlantic City

                    1 review

                    vip
                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on August 21, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Excellent experience! The food and ambiance were outstanding! Highly recommend.

                  40. TM

                    ThomasM

                    Philadelphia

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on August 21, 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Fantastic food, super service, awesome atmosphere.

                  Safety precautions

                  • Cleaning & sanitizing

                    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                  • Protective equipment

                    • Waitstaff wear masks
                  • Screening

                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                    • Staff temperature check required

                  FAQs

                  Summer Salt is rated 4.8 stars by 295 OpenTable diners.

                  Not bookable

                  Online reservations at Summer Salt can only be made directly on their website.

                  Dining areas

                  Additional information

                  • Cross street

                    29th St and the Boardwalk in Avalon

                  • Neighborhood

                    New Jersey

                  • Hours of operation

                    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

                  • Cuisines

                    Farm-to-table, Contemporary American, Fish

                  • Dining style

                    Casual Elegant

                  • Dress code

                    Resort Casual

                  • Parking details

                    Street Parking

                  • Payment options

                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                  • Executive chef

                    Connor Dore, Bayleaf Farm & Hospitality

                  • Additional

                    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access

                  • Phone number

                    (609) 796-2096

                  • Catering

                    We offering catering; contact summersalt.avalon@gmail.com

                  • Private party facilities

                    We are available for private events; contact summersalt.avalon@gmail.com

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